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Planned SpaceX launch in jeopardy

The private companies were both talking about the upcoming launch Thursday, but there was a regulatory hitch: the Federal Aviation Administration had yet to officially sign off on the launch . The static fire test involves briefly firing the first stage Merlin 1D engines for several seconds while the rocket remains anchored to the launch pad.

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Ford and Amazon bring Alexa voice control inside the auto

Amazon is gearing to bring its voice-based virtual assistant Alexa to your living room with a new lineup of televisions and Dish's new Hopper DVR . I'm a huge Alexa fan, and I've long thought it's the ideal experience for use in-car. Dish promises that Alexa integration will be available on Hopper DVR starting in the first half of this year.

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New BlackBerry Phone To Hit The Market

BlackBerry's manufacturing partner TCL Communications Technology (TCT), which recently licensed the former RIM brand and makes smartphones under the Alcatel brand, is expected to announce a new BlackBerry - and a teaser video shows it will come with the traditional qwerty keyboard.

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Astronomers Pinpoint Source Of Fast Radio Burst For The First Time

And now we've managed to pinpoint where a repeating signal - FRB 121102 - is coming from. The repeated appearance of FRB 121102 could also offer clues to its origin: If the flashes are caused by a neutron star , they might be expected to occur regularly.

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Does Your Laptop Have Wings? MrMobile and Project Valerie

When the user decides to go from one to three screens, the additional displays automatically deploy, aligning themselves with the primary. Multi-monitor support has been available for a long time on PC, but it didn't gain much momentum due to its limited value when compared to its setup hassle; not to mention the significant frame rate drop which occurs when running at triple the resolution.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation never examined hacked DNC servers itself

The warring statements are the latest twists in an extraordinary standoff between the Democrats and federal investigators, which reached a fever pitch over the bureau's probe into Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server .